Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sonja Saksida, as the new Executive Director. Dr. Sonja Saksida is a veterinarian and epidemiologist, recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in Aquatic Animal Health.
Sonja has lived in Campbell River since 1995, and has been with BC CAHS since 2005 as the Director of Fish Health. She was one of the original proponents of the project currently ongoing between the Quinsam Hatchery, the A’tlegay Fisheries Society and BC CAHS to bring more Coho salmon back to the Campbell River. In addition, Sonja’s work on projects investigating sea lice on wild and farmed salmon has been well recognized by the research community. Throughout her career she has been committed to understanding and improving the health and welfare of wild and farmed finfish.
“I am very excited about taking on the role of Executive Director for BC CAHS. In our five years of operation, we have built an exceptional team and are recognized as being a key player in aquatic animal health research. I look forward to continuing to exploring new research and development opportunities relevant to ensuring the sustainability of our local marine environment.”
For more information about BC CAHS and the work they do please visit their website at http://www.cahs-bc.ca